TMA Honors Excellence in Science Teaching

TMA is giving away a total of $60,500 in cash prizes to outstanding teachers and their schools. Help spread the word!

AWARD CATEGORIES:

  • Three Texas science teachers will each receive $6,000, a $2,000 resource grant for their school science curriculum, and an all-expense paid trip to TexMed (TMA's annual conference) for the award ceremony.  
  • Second-place winners each receive $4,000 and another $1,000 for their schools. 
  • Third-place winners each receive $2,000 and another $1,000 for their schools. 
  • Rookie awards of $1,500 plus $1,000 for their schools are made to teachers who have taught for less than five years. 
  • And an overall award will be made in 2017 for the first time. TMA will award one first-place winner with an additional $5,000 teacher award - to be announced at our presentation ceremony.

 Convinced yet?  See application details HERE.

Each year, TMA's Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching recognizes and rewards schoolteachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. These teachers share their energy and enthusiasm for science with their students every day; thereby sparking students' interest in science.  Who knows how many students go on to pursue a career in medicine.  Watch the video below to see how two physicians were inspired by one of our winners.



ELIGIBILITY 

All Texas full-time public and private school science teachers with a minimum of two years of completed classroom experience who will return to teach the following school year are eligible. Teachers specializing in all areas of science are eligible.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 

  • Educational History and Professional Development
  • Letters of Support (3)
  • Professional Essay
  • Portfolio 

DUE DATES

Deadlines for 2018's program are Nov. 17, 2017 for nominations and Dec. 21, 2017 for applications. (All nominees will receive an email with application information and links to upload their required supporting materials.)  

CONTACT

For more information about the award and application process, please contact Gail Schatte or call (512) 370-1600.  

DONATE

Help TMA ensure Texas science teachers are well-represented. If you'd like to provide financial support for the Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, visit the TMA Foundation donor page.

 

Ernest and Sarah Butler Award for Excellence in Science Teaching main page

Published On

February 28, 2017